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House Bill 5655: Give unemployment benefits for domestic violence absence
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on June 11, 2014, to allow unemployment insurance benefits for an individual who leaves a job due to domestic violence.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164573

House Bill 5658: Authorize PPOs for threats against pets
Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on June 11, 2014, to authorize courts to issue a personal protection order against an individual who threatens, harms or tries to take an animal in which the petitioner has an ownership interest, or who interferes with the petitioner’s efforts to remove the animal from premises the premises of individual to be restrained.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164576

House Bill 5659: Authorize firearm seizure in domestic violence incident
Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on June 11, 2014, to authorize the seizure of legally owned firearms if a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe a domestic violence incident has occurred or that the alleged perpetrator is subject to a personal protection order, “conditional release” order or firearms possession prohibition order, and if the officer believes the firearm exposes the victim to risk of harm. The guns would have to be returned unless the individual is otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms or they are held as evidence of a probable-cause based criminal proceeding.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164577

House Bill 5660: Revise county veteran department detail
Introduced by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on June 11, 2014, to establish that if a county department of veterans’ affairs contracts to provide services in a different county, a resident of that second county can be on department’s administrative board.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164578

House Bill 5661: Require state to disclose all payments to local governments
Introduced by Rep. Pam Faris (D) on June 11, 2014, to require the state’s “comprehensive annual financial report” to itemize all payments to each local government unit during the year.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164579

House Bill 5662: Require state contract bidders disclose if they are public officials
Introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on June 11, 2014, to require all bidders on state contracts to disclose whether they, their spouse, or a relative “to the fourth degree of consanguinity” are public officials. If the bidder is a business this would apply to the partners, officers, directors and principle shareholders.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164580

House Bill 5663: Impose financial disclosure on state department heads and deputies
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on June 11, 2014, to require non-civil service state department employees (which means the small number politically appointed department heads and their deputies) to file extensive financial disclosures listing the assets and incomes of themselves and their spouse, including any future employment agreements.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164581

House Bill 5664: Expand mandated lobbyist contact reporting
Introduced by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on June 11, 2014, to expand the list of executive branch employees with whom communications to influence administrative actions is considered “lobbying” and subject to registration and disclosure mandates.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164582

House Bill 5665: Make some property transfer forms confidential
Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) on June 11, 2014, to make confidential the forms submitted by a property buyer to the local assessor revealing how much was paid in certain property transfers.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164583

House Bill 5666: Repeal county promotions tax, except for Washtenaw
Introduced by Rep. Rick Outman (R) on June 11, 2014, to repeal a law that allows counties to impose a 0.5 mill property tax for trade expositions, tourism promotion or to advertise the county’s “agricultural advantages,” except for Washtenaw County, which appears to be the only county that currently imposes this tax.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164584

House Bill 5667: Let clerks choose electronic voting system
Introduced by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on June 12, 2014, to allow county clerks in cooperation with and local clerks to determine which electronic voting system to adopt, subject to certain requirements specified in the bill.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164587

House Bill 5668: Authorize “epi-pens” in restaurants, camps, arenas and more
Introduced by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on June 12, 2014, to expand to restaurants, recreation camps, youth sports leagues, amusement parks, sports arenas and other “authorized facilities” at which allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present, a law that allows physicians to prescribe epinephrine auto injectors to schools to keep in their facilities. This law also waives the legal liability of an authorized employee or agent of the facility who has specified training and who provides or administers the drug to a person he or she believes in good faith to be experiencing anaphylaxis, except for gross negligence.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164588

House Bill 5669: Revise private school teacher “professional development” detail
Introduced by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on June 12, 2014, to permit a “state-approved nonpublic school” to provide teacher “professional development” for nonpublic school teachers, and credit this toward the issuance or renewal of a teaching certificate or subject area “endorsement,” to the same extent as when this is provided for teachers in public schools.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164589

House Bill 5670: Require city tax liability disclosure on state tax forms
Introduced by Rep. Phil Cavanagh (D) on June 12, 2014, to require income tax filers to disclose on state tax returns whether they have local government income tax liability, whether their employer has withheld money from paychecks for this, and how much they owe to the local government. State tax forms would have to include a list of local income taxes and a worksheet to calculate the liability.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164590

House Bill 5671: Restrict government pension “service credit” purchases
Introduced by Rep. Phil Cavanagh (D) on June 12, 2014, to place additional restrictions on counties allowing an employee to purchase “service credits,” which is a scheme that allows government employees to artificially boost the years-on-the-job component of the formula used to calculate post-retirement pension benefit levels.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164591

House Bill 5672: Mandate child care centers have infant “safe sleep” policies
Introduced by Rep. Andy Schor (D) on June 12, 2014, to mandate that child care centers, group child care homes, and family child care homes that provide care to infants under age one to implement “safe sleep policies,” the details of which would be determined by a government administrative agency.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164592

House Bill 5673: Expand electricity “net metering” mandate
Introduced by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on June 12, 2014, to expand and extend a “net metering” mandate imposed on utilities, which requires them to purchase electricity from customers who generate small amounts of electricity. The bill eliminates an overall cap on the amount of electricity utilities can be forced to purchase, and extends the mandate for an additional 10 years.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164593

House Bill 5674: Expand electricity “net metering” mandate
Introduced by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on June 12, 2014, to expand a “net metering” mandate imposed on utilities, which requires them to purchase electricity from customers who generate small amounts, so it would also apply to so-called “community renewable energy gardens,” in which a number of people subscribe to a larger solar or wind facility that sells electricity to the utility and distributes the proceeds to subscribers.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164594

House Bill 5675: Authorize rules for “microgrids”
Introduced by Rep. Jon Switalski (D) on June 12, 2014, to require the Public Service Commission to authorize and establish statewide interconnection standards for “microgrids.” This is a small group of electricity users with their own generation source (including renewable sources such as solar or wind), connected to the main electric grid through a single interconnection but also capable of providing power to users if that connection is disrupted (“island mode”). The bill would require the PSC to submit a report on the concept and convene an advisory panel consisting of individuals representing various interests specified in the bill (including unions, environmentalist organizations, utilities, local governments, consumers, etc.).
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164595

House Bill 5676: Expand electricity “net metering” mandate
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on June 12, 2014, to require the Public Service Commission to establish an alternative methodology for determining rates paid under a “net metering” mandate imposed on utilities, which requires them to purchase electricity from customers who generate small amounts. Among other things the alternative rate would have to compensate a net metering customer for value of electricity to “the electric provider, its customers, and society”.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164596

House Bill 5677: Require condo owners approve mineral right sales
Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on June 12, 2014, to require a majority vote by co-owners of a condominium for the sale of oil, gas, or mineral rights in land that they own in common.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164597

House Bill 5678: Expand breast feeding nudity exemption to milk pump
Introduced by Rep. Margaret O’Brien (R) on June 12, 2014, to revise the breastfeeding exemption in a law that defines and bans “public nudity,” so that the exemption also includes a woman exposing her breast for purposes of “expressing” breast milk, meaning taking milk from the breast with a pump or by hand for later use.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164598

House Bill 5679: Expand breast feeding nudity exemption to milk pump
Introduced by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on June 12, 2014, to revise the breastfeeding exemption in a law that defines and bans “public nudity,” so that the exemption also includes a woman exposing her breast for purposes of “expressing” breast milk, meaning taking milk from the breast with a pump or by hand for later use.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164599

House Bill 5680: Expand breast feeding nudity exemption to milk pump use
Introduced by Rep. Cindy Denby (R) on June 12, 2014, to revise the breastfeeding exemption in a law that defines and bans “public nudity,” so that the exemption also includes a woman exposing her breast for purposes of “expressing” breast milk, meaning taking milk from the breast with a pump or by hand for later use.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164600

House Bill 5681: Expand breast feeding nudity exemption to milk pump use
Introduced by Rep. Eileen Kowall (R) on June 12, 2014, to revise the breastfeeding exemption in a law that defines and bans “public nudity,” so that the exemption also includes a woman exposing her breast for purposes of “expressing” breast milk, meaning taking milk from the breast with a pump or by hand for later use. This is part of a package consisting of House Bills 5678 to 5681 that amend different statutes that apply to different kinds of local governments.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164602

House Bill 5682: Revise youth gang offence criteria
Introduced by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on June 12, 2014, to revise the penalties and the criteria in a a 2008 law that authorizes enhanced sentences for a felony that is committed by a youth gang member. Under current law the criteria for determining gang association is whether the gang provides the “motive, means, or opportunity” to commit the crime. The bill would change this to the presence of much more specific factors, and would change the maximum penalty to 10 years and $10,000, in addition to the penalty for the underlying or “predicate” crime.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164603

House Bill 5683: Revise youth gang offence criteria
Introduced by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on June 12, 2014, to revise the sentencing guidelines for a 2008 law that authorizes enhanced sentences for a felony that is committed by a youth gang member, so as to reflect the changes to this law proposed by House Bill 5682.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164604

House Bill 5684: Expand drain commission powers
Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on June 12, 2014, to allow government drainage districts to “acquire interests in real or personal property by gift, purchase, or any other method, including condemnation” (through eminent domain). Current law lets drain districts “hold, manage, and dispose of real and personal property.” “Personal property” is not defined in this statute, and according to one source it is “generally is interpreted to be (property) not permanently affixed to land: e.g., equipment, furniture, tools, computers.” Drainage districts create and maintain the “drains” (usually networks of ditches) that remove surplus water from land, allowing it to be farmed or developed.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164605

House Bill 5685: Authorize local government drain petitions
Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on June 12, 2014, to permit local governments (in addition to property owners) to petition a drain commission for a drain (usually a network of ditches) to remove excess water from lands that traverse more than one county. Taxpayers in the petitioning city, village or townships would then be liable for a portion of the costs.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164606

House Bill 5686: Revise drain code provisions for multi-county drains
Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on June 12, 2014, to revise the law that authorizes local road commissions or the state Department of Transportation to petition a drain commission for a drain to remove surplus water from land adjacent to a road, so as to extend this authority to requesting a drain that traverses more than one county.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164607

House Bill 5687: Expand drain commission cost assessments
Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on June 12, 2014, to empower a drain commission to assess landowners for the “attendant expenses and costs” of building or maintaining drains, including legal costs, claims, and judgments against the commission.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164608

House Bill 5688: Authorize seizure of legal firearms in domestic disputes
Introduced by Rep. Rudy Hobbs (D) on June 12, 2014, to give courts the power to prohibit an individual from purchasing a firearm, and to order police to search seize any firearms the individual possesses, if a petition for this is filed by a person with whom the target has or had a domestic or “close” relationship, and the court determines there is “reasonable cause to believe that the defendant poses a significant risk of personal injury to himself or herself or others” based on evidence provided in the petition.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164609

House Bill 5689: Authorize seizure of legal firearms in domestic disputes
Introduced by Rep. Rudy Hobbs (D) on June 12, 2014, to revise the state pistol laws so as to conform with the proposal in House Bill 5688 to give courts the power to seize legally owned firearms in response to petition filed by a person with whom the target has or had a domestic or “close” relationship.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164610

House Bill 5690: Require advance disclosure of employer “non-compete” requirement
Introduced by Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D) on June 12, 2014, to mandate that an employer who requires employees to sign a noncompete agreement must disclose this at the initial offer of employment.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164611

House Bill 5691: Impose MIOSHA regulations on unpaid interns
Introduced by Rep. David Knezek (D) on June 12, 2014, to clarify that regulations imposed under the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA) apply to a person who is performing work primarily for educational purposes, such as a student intern, whether or not the individual receives pay or any other form of compensation.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164612

House Bill 5692: Restore state sentencing commission
Introduced by Rep. David Knezek (D) on June 12, 2014, to restore a state sentencing commission, tasked with researching and analyzing information on the state’s sentencing guidelines. An earlier version of this entity was abolished in 2002, three years after its work was completed with the adoption of new sentencing guideline laws.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164613

House Bill 5693: Authorize elections by mail
Introduced by Rep. David Knezek (D) on June 12, 2014, to authorize elections by mail, starting 20 days before the vote, with ballots mailed no later than 14 days before. The Secretary of State would be required to promulgate rules for this.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164614

House Bill 5694: Impose charter school cap
Introduced by Rep. Terry Brown (D) on June 12, 2014, to impose a cap of 200 charter schools statewide, or the number in existence should this proposal become law. A 2011 law eliminated an earlier charter school cap of 150 authorized by state universities (which are the primary charter authorizers in this state).
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164615

House Bill 5697: Repeal ban on abortion coverage through federal health care exchange
Introduced by Rep. Sarah Roberts (D) on June 12, 2014, to repeal the 2013 law initiated by a petition from the people and enacted by a legislative majority to prohibit health insurance policies sold through the federal health care law’s “exchange” from including abortion coverage, which requires individuals to use their own money to purchase a policy “rider” covering abortion if this is what they want.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164618

House Bill 5698: Mandate mass transit-friendly transportation project priorities
Introduced by Rep. Jim Townsend (D) on June 12, 2014, to require the Department of Transportation to establish “performance measures” for transportation infrastructure projects that include among other things “support of multimodal transportation choices,” “reduction of carbon emissions” and “maximization of the social equity benefits” as measured by an index created by a Chicago-based nonprofit that promotes mass transit and “reducing greenhouse gas emissions”.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164619

House Bill 5699: Create mass transit-friendly transportation commission
Introduced by Rep. Jim Townsend (D) on June 12, 2014, to create a government “transportation advisory commission” consisting of individuals representing certain interests including “transportation advocacy groups,” environmental organizations, organizations representing the “nonmotorized transportation community” and “social equity organizations,” among others. See also House Bill 5698.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164620

House Bill 5700: Ban placing wind turbines close to gas lines
Introduced by Rep. Ray Franz (R) on June 12, 2014, to prohibit placing large wind turbines within a distance from a gas line that is two times the height of the turbine.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164621

House Bill 5640: Ban asking annuity owners why they want a payment
Introduced by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on June 10, 2014, to prohibit insurance companies that sell fixed annuity contracts from requiring contract holders to answer survey questions related financial situation or the reason the contract holder is seeking a payment.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164512

House Bill 5641: Mandate new road funding go only to “preservation”
Introduced by Rep. Jim Townsend (D) on June 10, 2014, to mandate that all state road funding be used to maintain and preserve existing roads rather than build new ones, until all roads in the state are in at least “fair” condition, with exceptions for bond payments, for previously earmarked revenue, and some others.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164513

House Bill 5642: Limit imposing building code regulations for barn events
Introduced by Rep. Ray Franz (R) on June 10, 2014, to exempt from state building code standards barns and other unheated and un-air conditioned buildings that are on agricultural land and are not used for retail business, but are used for “seasonal private events”.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164514

House Bill 5643: Mandate informing of detectable fetal heartbeat before abortion
Introduced by Rep. Thomas Hooker (R) on June 10, 2014, to establish that a physician may not perform an abortion without first determining whether there is a detectable fetal heartbeat, and if there is, informing the woman, except in medical emergencies. See also House Bill 5644.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164515

House Bill 5644: Mandate informing of detectable fetal heartbeat before abortion
Introduced by Rep. Thomas Hooker (R) on June 10, 2014, to make it a crime punishable by four years in prison and $50,000 fine for a physician to perform an abortion without first determining whether there is a detectable fetal heartbeat, and if there is, informing the woman, except in medical emergencies. See also House Bill 5644.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164516

House Bill 5645: Require doctor tell woman of detectable fetus heartbeat before abortion
Introduced by Rep. Thomas Hooker (R) on June 10, 2014, to establish sentencing guidelines for the crime proposed by House Bill 5644 of a physician performing an abortion without first determining whether there is a detectable fetal heartbeat and informing the woman.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164517

House Bill 5646: Revise weight and measures inspection fees
Introduced by Rep. Joseph Graves (R) on June 10, 2014, to establish in state law the inspection fees charged by the state Agriculture Department bureau in charge of inspecting various instruments used in commerce to weigh and measure different commodities (including retail gas pumps). Under current law the department itself sets these fees.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164518

House Bill 5647: Repeal unemployment benefits drug test
Introduced by Rep. Ken Goike (R) on June 11, 2014, to repeal the one-year expiration date (sunset) on a 2013 law that makes a person ineligible to collect unemployment benefits if a prospective employer requires a drug test as a condition of a job offer and the individual either refuses to take the test or fails it.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164565

House Bill 5648: Ban smoking in car with minor
Introduced by Rep. Dale W. Zorn (R) on June 11, 2014, to ban smoking in a vehicle with a minor present, subject to a $100 civil fine.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164566

House Bill 5649: Recognize terminal patients’ “right to try” unapproved treatments
Introduced by Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R) on June 11, 2014, to prohibit state officials and licensing boards from sanctioning health care providers who participate providing non-FDA approved experimental drugs and treatments to terminal patients in accordance with the conditions specified in the “right to try” law proposed by House Bill 5651 and Senate Bill 991.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164567

House Bill 5650: Revise delinquent municipal borrower’s repayment procedure
Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on June 11, 2014, to establish that lenders who loan money to a local government, with the loan secured by the borrower’s “unlimited tax pledge,” have a “statutory first lien” (legal claim) on “all taxes subject to the (municipality’s) unlimited tax pledge.” Under the bill, such lenders would not have to go to court to establish their claim.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164568

House Bill 5651: Let terminal patients try non-FDA approved treatments
Introduced by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on June 11, 2014, to establish that a person diagnosed with a terminal illness has a “right to try” experimental drugs or therapies, notwithstanding laws that prohibit treatments not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration, subject to various conditions specified in the bill. The bill would prohibit state employees or officials from interfering, and ban licensing boards from sanctioning health care providers who participate, subject to specified conditions. Insurers would not have to cover these treatments, and drug makers who comply with the specified conditions would be immune from liability if the patient is harmed. The bill was introduced in response to criticism of FDA mandates that drug makers prove new drugs are “safe and effective” are improperly applied in these cases, leading to many preventable deaths.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164569

House Bill 5652: Restrict imposing mediation in domestic relations disputes
Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on June 11, 2014, to prohibit a court from ordering the parties in a domestic relations dispute to enter mediation against their will unless certain factors are present, including a personal protection order restraining one of the parties, a court “no contact” order, child abuse or neglect by one of the parties, health and safety concerns, or some other “good cause” for the mandatory mediation.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164570

House Bill 5653: Create new crime of assaulting pregnant woman
Introduced by Rep. Amanda Price (R) on June 11, 2014, to make assault and battery against a pregnant women a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment up to 93 days and a $500 fine, with higher penalties (up to five years) for those with prior convictions.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164571

House Bill 5654: Create domestic violence confidential address program
Introduced by Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D) on June 11, 2014, to establish an address confidentiality program for victims of domestic violence crimes, in which the state Attorney General would give the victim a “designated address” to which mail could be sent, and would forward first class mail to where the individual actually lives. The person’s real address would be kept confidential and not be subject to disclosure under open records laws, and the person could also vote using the designated address.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164572

House Bill 5656: Make domestic violence victims civil rights law “protected class”
Introduced by Rep. Sam Singh (D) on June 11, 2014, to add domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking victimhood to the characteristics that define membership in a protected class against whom it is a crime to discriminate in matters of housing under the Michigan civil rights law. This would make it a civil rights violation to deny housing to a person who happens to be a victim of these crimes.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164574

House Bill 5657: Encourage school “teen dating violence and adolescent relationship abuse” curriculum
Introduced by Rep. John Olumba (D) on June 11, 2014, to require the Department of Education to develop a model curriculum and policies on teen dating violence and “adolescent relationship abuse,” and encourage school districts to implement them. These terms are not defined in the bill.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164575

House Bill 5695: Ban charter school management company leases; cap cyberschool aid
Introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on June 12, 2014, to prohibit a charter school from leasing property from a management company that runs the school, and require charter school leases to reflect market conditions and be approved by the entity that authorized the charter. Also, to prohibit online cyberschool appropriations from exceeding 50 percent of the foundation allowance of the school district in which the online school is located.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164616

House Bill 5696: Ban school employee contract non-disclosure provisions
Introduced by Rep. Charles Brunner (D) on June 12, 2014, to prohibit conventional public schools and charter schools from requiring or requesting an employee to sign a nondisclosure agreement concerning the terms of his or her employment.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164617


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Senate Bill 972: Revise excavation and mining permit detail
Introduced by Sen. Phil Pavlov (R) on June 10, 2014, to exempt from state dredging and related permit requirements excavation or mining activities associated with an active mining operation, unless they create an inland lake with a surface area of five acres or greater.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164507

Senate Bill 973: Codify “child welfare partnership council”
Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on June 10, 2014, to establish in statute a state “child welfare partnership council” consisting of representatives of various interests, to “guide the ongoing planning and procurement processes…after the full implementation of performance-based funding in the state administered child welfare program”.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164508

Senate Bill 974: Expand court authority in child welfare cases
Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on June 10, 2014, to give a court with jurisdiction over a juvenile’s care and supervision the authority to issue orders affecting a “party” if these are considered “necessary,” with “parties” defined as the petitioner and the juvenile in a delinquency proceeding; and in a child protective proceeding, the petitioner, child, respondent, parent or guardian, and a child caring institution or child placing agency under contract with the state.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164509

Senate Bill 975: Exempt Kent County from higher foster care payment share
Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on June 10, 2014, to extend indefinitely for Kent County only a 2013 law that requires the Department of Human Services to pay all of a $3 per day per child per day rate increase for private providers of foster care services as provided in the 2013-14 state budget, rather than half the amount.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164510

Senate Bill 976: Ease gas station liquor license restrictions
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 10, 2014, to ease certain restrictions on gas stations that have liquor licenses, among other things changing a requirement that some types of seller must have $250,000 in inventory, changing this to $100,000.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164511

Senate Bill 977: Allow military to renew CPL by mail
Introduced by Sen. John Moolenaar (R) on June 11, 2014, to allow military personnel on duty outside of Michigan to submit a renewal application for a concealed pistol license (CPL) by mail.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164523

Senate Bill 978: Revise state loans to locals details
Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on June 11, 2014, to revise references in a law authorizing loans of “surplus” state money to municipalities, so that it reflects recent changes in statutes authorizing loans to various entities.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164524

Senate Bill 979: Extend preemption of local gun control to air guns
Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on June 11, 2014, to revise the state law preempting restrictive local gun control ordinances so it applies to “pneumatic” guns, defined as ones that shoot “a BB or pellet by spring, gas, or air”.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164525

Senate Bill 980: Revise legal notice service where address is confidential
Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on June 11, 2014, to establish an alternative way of serving notice of a legal process after a court order has been entered that prohibits the disclosure of the address of party to the action. Instead, the papers would be delivered to the court system and forwarded from there. See also House Bill 5654.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164526

Senate Bill 981: Ban divorce lawyer “ambulance chasing”
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 11, 2014, to prohibit a lawyer from soliciting business from a party to a divorce action within 30 days after proof of service in the action was filed with the court, punishable by fines of $30,000, and $60,000 for subsequent violations.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164527

Senate Bill 982: Repeal sunset on requiring executive branch lease and construction notices
Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on June 11, 2014, to repeal a March 31, 2015 sunset on a law requiring state agencies to file various reports on property leases and construction planning and projects.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164528

Senate Bill 983: Revise regulation of security guard businesses
Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on June 11, 2014, to revise many details of a comprehensive regulatory regime for security guards and agencies, and transfer the statutory authority for these regulations from a Private Security Business and Security Alarm Act to the state Occupational Code.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164529

Senate Bill 984: Revise regulation of security guard businesses
Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on June 11, 2014, to revise many details of a comprehensive regulatory regime for security guards and agencies, and transfer the statutory authority for these regulations from a Private Security Business and Security Alarm Act to the state Occupational Code.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164530

Senate Bill 985: Revise regulation of security guard businesses
Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on June 11, 2014, to revise a law imposing registration requirements on security alarm providers so it conforms with the proposal in Senate Bill 983 to revise the statutory authority for licensure and regulation of private security guard and security alarm businesses.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164531

Senate Bill 986: Revise security guard company licensure fees
Introduced by Sen. Bert Johnson (D) on June 11, 2014, to establish license fees for security guard agencies or branch offices, and index these to inflation.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164532

Senate Bill 987: Suspend victim restitution if victim is juvenile offender’s parents
Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on June 11, 2014, to revise a law requiring parents of a juvenile delinquent from paying restitution to the victim of the juvenile’s crime if the parents were themselves the victim.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164533

Senate Bill 988: Suspend parent liability if parents were juvenile offender’s victim
Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on June 11, 2014, to revise a law making the parents of a juvenile delinquent liable for costs related to the juvenile’s incarceration and legal costs if the parents were the victim of the juvenile’s crime.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164534

Senate Bill 989: Suspend parent liability if parents were juvenile offender’s victim
Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on June 11, 2014, to revise a law making the parents of a juvenile delinquent liable for costs related to the juvenile’s care if the parents were the victim of the juvenile’s crime.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164536

Senate Bill 990: Allow adoption of dog-fight dogs
Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on June 11, 2014, to revise a law that bans breeding, buying or selling an animal that been trained or used for fighting, or its offspring, so as to allow for adoption of these animals if the shelter or agency responsible for the animal finds that it is fit for placement and does not pose a threat to public safety.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164537

Senate Bill 992: Revise health insurance preexisting condition detail
Introduced by Sen. Jim Marleau (R) on June 12, 2014, to include Medicare Advantage insurance policies in the definition of “creditable coverage,” which applies to whether preexisting condition are covered when changing insurance.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164539

Senate Bill 993: Join multi-state Health Care Compact
Introduced by Sen. Jim Marleau (R) on June 12, 2014, to authorize Michigan’s entry into a multi-state health care compact. If approved by congress all federal Medicaid and Medicare funds would be block-granted to member states, and member states would be exempt from health-related federal regulations and mandates. Member states would have primary responsibility for regulation of all nonmilitary health care goods and services in their state, plus health-related social welfare programs.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164540

Senate Bill 994: Establish process to reinstate terminated parental rights
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 12, 2014, to allow the reinstatement of terminated parental rights if a court has determined that adoption or guardianship is no longer the child’s “permanency goal The bill would require that at least three years or more have passed from when parental rights were terminated; and that the child be at least 14 years of age, or the younger sibling of a 14 year old for whom this is sought. Among other things the parents would have to demonstrate whether they are fit and have remedied the grounds that supported termination of parental rights.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164541

Senate Bill 995: Require “reasonable efforts” to keep siblings together in foster care
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 12, 2014, to require child welfare authorities to make “reasonable efforts” to keep siblings together in foster care placements, and if this can’t be done, to provide for frequent sibling visitation, unless these things would be contrary to the safety or well-being of any of the siblings.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164542

Senate Bill 996: Require “reasonable efforts” to keep siblings together in foster care
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 12, 2014, to require child welfare authorities to make “reasonable efforts” to keep siblings together in foster care placements, and if this can’t be done, to provide for frequent sibling visitation, unless these things would be contrary to the safety or well-being of any of the siblings.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164543

Senate Bill 997: Define “frequent parenting time” for foster children
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 12, 2014, to require children in foster care to have “parenting time” at least once a week, unless a court determines that even supervised time with the child’s parent may be harmful to the child’s life, physical health, or mental well-being. Current law requires “frequent” parenting time but does not define this.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164544

Senate Bill 998: Establish rape kit evidence regulations and procedures
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 12, 2014, to create a state commission to establish regulations, procedures and timetables with deadlines that law enforcement agencies and health care providers must follow when collecting and using sexual assault kit evidence. The bill would also require the State Police to develop a database of the administration and storage of sexual assault evidence kits as directed by this commission. See also House Bill 5445.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164545

Senate Bill 999: Impose more regulation on “pharmacy benefits managers”
Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on June 12, 2014, to extend to “pharmacy benefits managers” the same extensive regulations that apply to heath insurance “third part administrators”.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164546

Senate Bill 1000: Authorize pharmacy audits by “health benefit payers”
Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on June 12, 2014, to establish that a “health benefit payer” including health insurance companies and government medical welfare programs may audit a pharmacy to discover any benefit overpayments, and establish procedures for this and for seeking to recoup any overpayments discovered by the audit.
http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=164547


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